A Handbook of English

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Oxford University Press, 1944 - English language - 292 pages
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Contents

The Parts of Speech
2
Variation in Parts of Speech
4
Classes of Nouns
6
Number and Gender of Nouns and Pronouns
8
Functions of Substantives
10
Case
12
Personal Pronouns
14
Demonstrative and Indefinite Pronouns and Adjec tives
16
Modifiers
102
The Compound Sentence
104
The Complex Sentence
106
The Adverb Clause
108
The Noun Clause
110
The CompoundComplex Sentence
112
UNITY COHERENCE EMPHASIS 53 Unity in the Sentence
114
The Straggling Sentence
116

Relative Pronouns
18
Reciprocal and Interrogative Pronouns
20
I
22
13 The Infinitive and the Past Participle
26
The Present Participle and the Gerund
28
Tenses
30
Future Time
32
I
34
Mood
38
The Subjunctive Mood
40
ShouldWould
42
Voice
44
I
46
I
50
Classes of Adverbs
54
Comparison of Adverbs
56
I
58
II
60
Prepositions
62
Vocabulary
64
General and Specific Words
66
Denotation and Connotation
68
Usage
70
Illiteracies and Improprieties
72
The Simple Word
74
Figures of Speech
76
Prepositions after Certain Words
78
Wordiness
80
Triteness
82
Misused Expressions
84
3 Using the Dictionary
92
Pronunciation and Spelling
95
THE SENTENCE AND ITS ELEMENTS 45 The Simple Sentence
98
Phrases and Clauses
100
Overlapping Dependence
118
The And Which Construction
120
Incomplete Comparisons
122
Omission of Necessary Prepositions Articles etc
124
The Period Fault Fragmentary Sentence
126
The Comma Fault
128
The Overloaded Sentence
130
Parallelism
132
Faulty Coordination or Subordination
135
Using the Right Connective
136
Misplaced Modifiers
138
Needless Shifts in Construction
141
The Reference of Pronouns
142
Dangling Modifiers
144
69 I By Position
146
By Construction
148
By Reduction Repetition and Concrete ness
150
Variation in Sentence Structure
152
THE PARAGRAPH 73 The Paragraph Defined
154
Paragraph Development
156
Paragraph Unity
158
Paragraph Coherence
160
Paragraph Emphasis
162
The Transitional Paragraph
164
Introductory Paragraphs
166
THE WHOLE COMPOSITION
168
ARGUMENTATION
188
THE LIBRARY AND THE RESEARCH PAPER
220
THE MANUSCRIPT
240
PUNCTUATION
252
SPELLING
276
Index
284
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